Book Of The Day – The Bridge Club

by Ron on December 18, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Women’s Fiction novel by Patricia Sands and it’s 50% off for just a short time. The Bridge Club has a 4.0 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $2!

“What an extraordinary book. From the first word till the last.” Tamara – Amazon Reviewer

The Bridge Club
by Patricia Sands
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $1.99 save $2


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How far would you go to help a close friend? Is there a place where you might draw the line and simply have to say no?

Eight women. Four decades of friendship. One unimaginable request.

Where can you find a story about friendship, laughter and the good things in life that also touches on alcoholism, infidelity, porn addiction, illness and grief? For many women, it’s often within their own circle of friends. Whether your BFFs are in their twenties or are seniors, everyone has a story.

The Bridge Club reminds us of the complexities of women’s friendships through an entertaining and often moving tale of eight women whose lives intersect once a month initially to play the game of bridge. What began as one night turns into four decades that span the segments of a woman’s journey from youthful optimism to embracing the challenges and opportunities presented in life’s later years.

Based loosely on the author’s own bridge club, the story weaves the reader through a maze of life’s inevitable scenarios.

This is a novel for anyone who values friendship. Not simply the “Hi, how are you?” type of friendship but rather the kind that weathers all sorts of storms, unselfishly celebrates triumphs, and hums along year after year with never an unkind word. It does exist.

If you have such a friendship in your life you will relate to the women in The Bridge Club. If you don’t, perhaps the story will inspire you to search for it.

Throughout the story each of the characters faces challenges and change in her life. The Bridge Club emphasizes how honest and loyal friendship helped to enable these changes and how these women empowered and learned from each other in the process.

Through laughter, tears, and everything in between the story meets life head on and affirms that building a strong foundation of friendship is a priceless asset.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I found the book to be well written, and I was immediately drawn in. This is a great story about the power of friendship.


When first deciding whether to read this book or not, I was unsure if I would enjoy it. Now, I am glad that I took a chance and read it. What a pleasant surprise.


I found the characters deep and their lives rich so it was easy to read and enjoy. I do not play bridge but that in no way hindered my enjoyment or understanding of this book. I think it would be a wonderful if everyone could have a group of friends so loyal,helpful and honest as this group of friends.


This is not a quick read, but it’s a great read. I recommend giving it a chance, even if the story takes a little while to build. You won’t regret it.


If you’re looking for a book that will reel you in and keep you hooked, a book about friendships without borders, this is the book for you. Bravo, Patricia.

Get The Bridge Club here: The Bridge Club

About The Author

Family, writing and travel are my passions … okay, and chocolate … and I’m seldom without a camera. Toronto, Canada is home for me most of the time, Florida some of the time, and the south of France whenever possible. There are benefits to getting older!

Beginning with my first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, it seems I have told stories all of my life through photography. With our happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short.

Becoming an author in my … gasp … 60’s … (I’m too young to be this old!) was not on my agenda. But here I certainly am and writing is what I will continue to do. My debut novel, The Bridge Club, was published through iUniverse in August 2010 and my second novel, The Promise Of Provence, was released in April, 2013. Readers are asking when the next book will be out so I’m back at the drawing board!

My stories celebrate the rewarding friendships and bonds women share and examine the challenges life often throws in our paths.

One of the great pleasures of being published is being asked to speak with women’s groups on the subjects of writing and self-publishing as well as the importance of valuing our personal stories. At other events (as one half of Sommers & Sands) along with my speaking partner, author Susan Sommers, through keynotes, workshops and conferences, audiences are encouraged to embrace change and see challenges as opportunities.

I live by the philosophy that it’s never too late to begin something new, to seize each day and be a possibilitarian! As the saying goes, just do it!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Patricia Sands and ENT appreciate it.


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1 Patricia Sands December 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for featuring The Bridge Club on your fabulous site. ENT readers appreciate the great deals you offer on the best books to read. Happy Holidays to all at ENT!

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